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    DESPITE MARKET VOLATILITY, BANK MORTGAGE RATES STABILIZE IN U.S.

    Nov 16, 2018

    According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates moderated in mid-November, after increasing last week. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says, "Despite the recent market volatility, mortgage rates remained steady this week. The stability in...

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    YARDI: RENT PRICES FALL FOR SECOND MONTH IN A ROW

    Nov 16, 2018

    According to new data from Yardi Matrix, rent fell from $1,421 to $1,420 in October. Rent growth was unchanged from the previous month, coming in at 3.3% year-over-year. Is the colder weather to blame for the dip in prices? Yardi explained that the overall slowdown follows an anticipated seasonal tr...

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    REDFIN: HOMES KEEP GETTING CHEAPER

    Nov 16, 2018

    In October home sale prices climbed 4.5%, however, the percentage of listings that had a price drop of more than 1% reached an 8-year high, according to new data from Redfin. This October, home sale prices reached a median of $297,200, increasing 2.4% from the previous month, Redfin explained.

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    MEMORIAL OFFICE BUILDING HITS MARKET

    Nov 16, 2018

    Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners has invested more than $4.3 million in renovations at 10497 Town & Country Way. Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners is putting a nine-story office building in the affluent Memorial area up for sale. JLL has been hired to market the 149,309-square-f...

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    PROPERTY SALES FELL BY 1.6% MONTH ON MONTH IN CANADA IN OCTOBER, LATEST NATIONAL INDEX SHOWS

    Nov 16, 2018

    National home sales in Canada fell by 1.6% between September and October 2018 and by 3.7% year on year while prices fell by 1.5% to $496,800 on an annual basis, the latest index shows. Transactions declined in more than half of all local markets, led by Hamilton-Burlington, Montreal and Edmonton. Al...

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    COLUMBIA PACIFIC SECURES $118M FOR SENIOR HOUSING PORTFOLIO

    Nov 16, 2018

    An investment vehicle managed by Columbia Pacific Advisors has secured a $118.3 million adjustable-rate loan to acquire a fee interest in a four-property senior housing portfolio in California, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Capital One provided the Fannie Mae loan. The portfolio has a total of 5...

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    GREATER FT. LAUDERDALE, BROWARD COUNTY HOME SALES UPTICK IN Q3

    Nov 15, 2018

    According to a new report by the Miami Association of Realtors, total Greater Ft. Lauderdale area (Broward County) home sales increased 5.9 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose.
    Total Broward sales rose 5.9 percent, from 7,789 to 8,252. Broward condo transactions increa...

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    COMMERCIAL BROKERS MADE MORE MONEY THAN EVER LAST YEAR

    Nov 15, 2018

    Agents, brokers, and appraisers working in commercial real estate made more money last year than ever before, despite the fact that tight inventories have slowed transactions. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, professionals working in the commercial real estate market la...

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    HURRICANES, WILDFIRES IN U.S. IMPACT AIA DESIGN INDEX IN OCTOBER

    Nov 15, 2018

    According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. architecture firm billings growth softened in October 2018 but remained positive for the thirteenth consecutive month. AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for October was 50.4 compared to 51.1 in September. With continued st...

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    PROMINENT SENATORS BEGIN BIPARTISAN PUSH TO EXPAND FAIR HOUSING ACT

    Nov 15, 2018

    Two of the most notable senators on opposing sides of the political aisle are partnering to unveil a bill that would expand the Fair Housing Act to include protections for low-income families and military veterans. This week, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the &ldqu...

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    JOINT VENTURE ACQUIRES 558-UNIT AFFORDABLE SENIORS COMMUNITY IN BROOKLYN FOR $150M

    Nov 15, 2018

    Jonathan Rose Cos., The NHP Foundation and Nuveen have acquired Shore Hill Housing, a two-building, 558-unit affordable seniors housing property in Brooklyn, for approximately $150 million. The seller was NYU Langone, a hospital system with many buildings located adjacent to the site. The property c...

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    BRENNAN GROUP, CORCORAN JENNISON DELIVER TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT TO MALDEN CENTER

    Nov 15, 2018

    An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week to celebrate the official opening of Residences at Malden Station 138, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development just steps from the Malden Center T Orange Line stop. Comprised of 69 market-rate apartments and 6,500 square feet of retail space, ...

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    AMAZON'S TWO NEW HQ2 CITIES EXPECTED TO OUTPERFORM MOST U.S. HOUSING MARKETS IN 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    According to Zillow's new 2018 Q4 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, a handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon's second headquarters - including Washington, D.C., one of the winners - are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the nation in the comin...

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    MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE THE U.S. HAS A NATIONWIDE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS

    Dec 11, 2018

    According to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders, nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state l...

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    HOMELESSNESS ACCELERATES IN EXPENSIVE RENTAL MARKETS

    Dec 11, 2018

    As more and more Americans become rent burdened, the homeless rates in the nation’s most unaffordable markets continue to grow, according to the latest data from Zillow. According to the company, a renter earning the median U.S. income of $61,240 and renting the median-priced apartment of $1,4...

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    RENTS FALL MONTH ON MONTH ACROSS MOST OF THE UK, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Rents in the UK’s private rented sector increased by 1.5% in the 12 months to November, taking the average to £918 per month, but down month on month in most regions, the latest rental index shows. However, when London is excluded the average rent in the UK is now £760, up by 0.9% ...

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    CHANGE OF USE FROM RETAIL TO RESIDENTIAL COULD BOOST HIGH STREETS IN THE UK

    Dec 11, 2018

    Turning ex-retail premises into residential property will give High Streets in the UK a new lease of life, boosting landlords, new research suggests. Some 72% of property professionals, including investors, owners, developers, consultants, contractors, property managers and letting agents, see resid...

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    MADRID, BERLIN AND PARIS SET TO LEAD PRIME PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    A proliferation of property market regulations, the rising cost of finance, uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and in some markets, a high volume of new prime supply, is weighing on prime prices across the world. But key European cities are bucking the trend for lower growth, and are leading the rankin...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES HOPE TO USE THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE TO PRESS FOR MORE FUNDING

    Dec 11, 2018

    U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has good news for the affordable housing business—and anyone worried about the shortage of affordable housing nationwide. When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, “the federal government will be back in the business of a...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING: WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    High construction and land costs, zoning rules, a tight labor market, poor management and regulatory hurdles these are just a few obstacles behind the country’s severe housing affordability problem. For example, a recent joint research study by the National Association of Home Builders and the...

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    DISNEY BREAKS GROUND ON $630M STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT

    Dec 11, 2018

    American Campus Communities (ACC) has broken ground on a $630 million residential community for participants of the Disney College Program, now known as Disney Internships & Programs, in Orlando, Fla. In June, ACC and Walt Disney World Resort announced their partnership, which is structured as a...

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    NOVEMBER STATS SHOW SLOWING NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE MARKET

    Dec 10, 2018

    The New Hampshire real estate market is slowing, thanks to tighter inventory, rising prices and interest rates. Single-family home sales in November fell by a little more than 1 percent compared to November 2017 same month last year, while the median price went up by more than 7 percent, to $287,000...

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    YUKON REAL ESTATE PRICES, SALES HIT RECORD HIGHS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Yukon's real estate market is showing no signs of cooling, despite a drop-off in home sales in many other parts of the country. The territory saw record-high sales reported in the third quarter of 2018. "We know that the Yukon economy is doing well, and there's more demand for housing,&...

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    BRISBANE EXPERIENCING PRIME OFFICE MARKET SQUEEZE

    Dec 10, 2018

    According to CBRE, recentralization and a flight to quality are helping to drive an uptick in Brisbane's prime CBD office market, underpinned by record levels of investment in new development projects.
    CBRE is reporting that a series of developments are set to redefine the CBD's tradi...

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